Tony Award Winner Norbert Leo Butz Gives Second Acceptance Speech at the Catch Me Curtain Call (Video)

PlayBlog   Tony Award Winner Norbert Leo Butz Gives Second Acceptance Speech at the Catch Me Curtain Call (Video) Norbert Leo Butz, who received the 2011 Tony Award for his performance in Catch Me If You Can, was only given 90 seconds for his acceptance speech at the Beacon Theatre June 12. However, the leading actor needed more time and wanted to "re-accept" his award at the June 14 Catch Me If You Can curtain call—the first performance back after the 65th Annual Tony Awards.


Here, after the performance, Butz asks the cast of the new Broadway musical to stay on stage and the audience to stay in their seats as he personally thanks his Catch Me If You Can company, including the leading cast and his co-star Aaron Tveit. Butz said that at the Tony Award ceremony he was waiting to save the best for last to thank Tveit, but ran out of time. The Tony Award winner admits that he has not slept a wink since the awards show and goes on to properly thank Tveit, bringing the show's star to tears.

Catch Me If You Can, according to the producers, "captures the astonishing true story of Abagnale, Jr., a world-class con artist who passed himself off as a doctor, a lawyer, and a jet pilot — all before the age of 21. With straight-arrow FBI agent Carl Hanratty on Frank's trail, we're off on a jet-setting, cat-and-mouse chase, as a jazzy, swinging-sixties score keeps this adventure in constant motion. In the end, Agent Hanratty learns he and Frank aren't so very different after all, and Frank finds out what happens when love catches up to a man on the run."

To watch Butz thank his Catch Me company, look below:


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